DataStation The Open-Source Data IDE


DataStation can run as either a desktop application or as a server application. You will need to have an OIDC provider if you want to run the server application. The server application comes with the ability to run and email reports daily, weekly, or monthly. It also comes with support for read-only dashboards.


Pre-built binaries are provided for 64-bit x86 machines running macOS, Windows, and Linux.


Download and unzip. You will need to right-click the application to click Open so you can run the untrusted application.


Download and unzip. If you get a warning saying "Don't run", click "More info" and click "Run anyway". There may be a few second long security scan the first time you run.


Download and unzip.


Other systems and architectures may be supported but you will need to build them yourself. Follow instructions in the repo.




curl -LO
unzip datastation-server-*.zip

This install script will create a new datastation Linux user if it does not exist and will create a systemd service for DataStation and a systemd timer for DataStation exports.


Next edit /etc/datastation/config.json and replace the defaults with your own settings.

  "auth": {
    "sessionSecret": "", // Any strong random string for signing sessions
    "openId": {
      "realm": "", // Or some other realm
      "clientId": "my id",
      "clientSecret": "my secret"

  "server": {
    "port": 443,
    "address": "localhost",
    "publicUrl": "" // The address users will enter into the browser to use the app
    "tlsKey": "/home/server/certs/datastation.key.pem", // Can be left blank and set at the reverse-proxy level if desired
    "tlsCert": "/home/server/certs/datastation.cert.pem",

  "database": {
    "address": "localhost", // Address of your PostgreSQL instance
    "username": "datastation", // Should be a dedicated PostgreSQL user for DataStation
    "password": "some good password",
    "database": "datastation" // Should be a dedicated database within PostgreSQL for DataStation

And then restart the systemd service: sudo systemctl restart datastation.

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